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Weekend Tv : Fare Goes From 'Golden Girls' To Golden Emmys

September 19, 1987

There will be lots to watch this weekend as the fall TV season gets under way.

On Sunday, NBC launches a new "Sunday Today" show, and CBS' "60 Minutes" starts its 20th anniversary year. Tonight, "The Golden Girls" return and Miss America will be crowned, while on Sunday, the 39th annual Emmy Awards will take place.

Here's the way it'll unfold.

TODAY: "Dr. Science," a comedy series for children from Fox Television Stations Inc., debuts at 11 .m. (11) (see review). CBS also starts its fall children's show lineup today. . . .

The season premiere of "Fight Back! With David Horowitz" at 6 p.m. leads into the debut of "The Comedy Club," producer George Schlatter's latest comedy project, at 6:30 p.m. (4). At 7:30 p.m. is the season premiere of "Throb"(4). . . .

"A League of Their Own" tells of the women professional baseball stars of the '40s on "Caifornia Stories," 7:30 p.m. (28). . . .

Charles M. Schulz introduces some of his characters on "It's An Adventure, Charlie Brown," 8 p.m. (2)(8). . . .

Jeff Lester and Robert Forster star in "Once a Hero," a new show at 8 p.m. (7)(3)(10) (see review). . . .

On NBC, "The Golden Girls" encounter Alzheimer's disease at 9 p.m. (4)(36)(39). Next up at 9:30 p.m. is the debut of "Mama's Boy," a comedy starring Bruce Weitz and Nancy Walker. And capping the network's evening will be the "Miss America Pageant" at 10 p.m. . . .

"Farm Aid Concert II" with Willie Nelson and others can be seen at 8 p.m. (69) and 10 p.m. (9).

SUNDAY: Segments planned for the debut of NBC's "Sunday Today" include a profile of the rock group U2, a look at the Emmy Awards and a report on a city where many religions thrive side by side, 7 a.m. (4)(36)(39). . . .

"Sunday Morning" on CBS will be looking into the possibility of an NFL players' strike, reporting on walking as a fitness fad, and talking with jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 8 a.m. (2)(8). . . .

"Meet the Press" deals with arms control and U.S./Soviet relations, 8:30 a.m. (4). Guests are Frank Carlucci, national security adviser; Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and Gennadi Terasimov, Soviet foreign ministry spokesman. . . .

"At Issue" rebroadcasts a segment on American Indians in the Southland, 10 a.m. (2). . . .

"Judge Robert Bork's Testimony: Did It Sway the Undecided?" is the topic on "Face the Nation," 10:30 a.m. (2). Guests are Sen. Dennis De Concini (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.). . . .

The restructuring of American banks is covered on "Business World," 11:30 a.m. (7). . . . "This Week With David Brinkley" airs at 11:30 a.m. (3)(10)(42), and at noon on (7). . . . Father Michael Nocita of the Los Angeles Archdiocese and Rabbi Allen Freehling of University Synagogue guest on "News Conference," 1:30 p.m. (4). . . .

David Frost hosts "The Spectacular World of Guinness Records" at 2:30 p.m. (4). . . .

The U.S.-Soviet arms control agreement and the Bork confirmation hearings are topics on "Newsmakers," 4:30 p.m. (2). Guests are Reps. Mel Levine (D-L.A.) and Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove). . . .

Roman Catholic priests who have married, Mad magazine's 35th anniversary and a surrogate mother who wants to keep her child are the stories coming along on the season premiere of "60 Minutes," 7 p.m. (2)(8). The season premiere of "Murder, She Wrote," follows at 8 p.m.

KHJ-TV's "Camera Nine" covers child molesters who have gone free, and skid row children who are getting dance lessons, 8 p.m. (9). . . .

The 39th annual Emmy Awards will be televised at 8 p.m. (11)(3)(6) (see separate story). . . .

"My Two Dads" is a new series at 8:30 p.m. (4)(36)(39) (see review).

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